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Top 10 footballers 2015 in each position

Top 10 Footballers of 2015 in Each Position

List of top 10 football players of 2015 in each position according to CIES Football Observatory

Based on their shooting, chances creation, take on, distribution, recovery and rigour, the CIES Football Observatory have announced the list of top 10 football players in every position. This list consists mainly of players from Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1. One of the most known footballer is not even in the list of top 10 that have shocked the whole football world. Let’s begin it with defenders.

Top 10 footballers 2015 in each position

Top 10 Centreback Footballers of 2015

The Bayer Leverkusen defender Emir Spahic is the number one defender of 2015 scoring total 100 points in this list. Manchester City’s Martin Demichelis and Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels are at second and third spot with 89 and 79 points respectively.

None of the player from La Liga have made it to the list of top 10  defenders of 2015. La Liga is a league which is known for having huge goal scoring records. This could be the reason why no player is listed in this list. Check out top ten defenders of 2015 below:

Rank Centreback Defender Club League Points
1 Emir Spahic Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 100
2 Martin Demichelis Manchester City Premier League 89
3 Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 79
4 Chris Smalling Manchester United Premier League 76
5 Thiago Silva Paris Saint Germain Ligue 1 71
6 David Luiz Paris Saint Germain Ligue 1 69
6 Stefan de Vrij Lazio Serie A 69
8 Marco Rojo Manchester United Premier League 68
9 Konstantinos Manolas AS Roma Serie A 64
9 Neven Subotic Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 64

Top 10 Fullback Defenders of 2015

Gael Clichy is the best full back defender of 2015 according to CIES. The defending champion of Premier League is have scored 100 out of 100 defeating Real Madrid’s Marcelo Viera who have collected 75 points. This means Marcelo is the best defender of La Liga followed by Jordi Alba of Barcelona with 69 points.

Rank Fullback Defender Club League Points
1 Gael Clichy Manchester City Premier League 100
2 Marcelo Viera Real Madrid La Liga 75
3 Marcio Rafinha Bayern Munich Bundesliga 72
3 Wendell Nascimento Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 72
5 Pablo Zabaleta Manchester City Premier League 70
6 David Alaba Bayern Munich Bundesliga 69
6 Jordi Alba Barcelona La Liga 69
8 Layvin Kurzawa AS Monaco Ligue 1 68
9 Dusan Basta Lazio Serie A 67
10 Juan Bernat Bayern Munich Bundesliga 65

Top 10 Central Midfielders of 2015

After defenders, it’s time to know about who are the best central midfielder of 2015. This list is dominated by Bundesliga having four midfielders in top ten. Dortmund’s Nuri Sahin have defeated all the midfielders and secured first spot with 100 points. There is only one BPL player in this list who is Luis Fernandinho with 94 points.

Rank Central Midfielder Club League Points
1 Nuri Sahin Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 100
2 Paul Pogba Juventus Serie A 96
3 Luis Fernandinho Manchester City Premier League 94
4 Lucas Biglia Lazio Serie A 89
5 IIkay Gundogan Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 87
6 Marco Verratti Paris Saint Germain Ligue 1 85
7 Clement Chantome Bordeauz Ligue 1 84
8 Xabi Alonso Bayern Munich Bundesliga 79
9 Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern Munich Bundesliga 78
10 Arturo Vidal Juventus Serie A 77

Top 10 Attacking Midfielders of 2015

Four players from British league, three from German league, two from Serie A and one from Ligue 1. None of La Liga player have secured any place in top 10. PFA young player of the year 2014 winner Eden Hazard and former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil are the best attacking midfielders of 2015. Both of them have collected 100 points.

Rank Attacking midfielder Club League Points
1 Eden Hazard Chelsea Premier League 100
1 Mesut Ozil Arsenal Premier League 100
3 Jesus Navas Manchester City Premier League 86
4 Kevin de Bruyne Wolfsburg Bundesliga 85
5 Shinji Kagawa Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 84
6 Marek Hamsik Napoli Serie A 79
7 David Silva Manchester City Premier League 77
8 Maximilian Meyer Schalke 04 Bundesliga 73
9 Roberto Pereyra Juventus Serie A 72
9 Javier Pastore Paris Saint Germain Ligue 1 72

Top 10 Forwards Footballers of 2015

If you are a Real Madrid fan, then you need strong heart to read this list. You’ll be shocked to note that no player of Real Madrid is in this list. Even the current world’s best player Cristiano Ronaldo also failed to make it under 25. Worst is yet to come as other Los Blancos, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are at thirty fifth and thirty seventh spot respectively.

League leaders Barcelona have the best attacking squad. Four times Ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi and Uruguay top goal scorer Luis Suarez are at first and 4th spot respectively. BVB also have great forwards in the names of Marco Reus and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

Rank Forwards Club League Points
1 Lionel Messi Barcelona La Liga 100
2 Arjen Robben Bayern Munich Bundesliga 92
3 Bas Dost Wolfsburg Bundesliga 77
4 Luis Suarez Barcelona La Liga 71
5 Diego Costa Chelsea Premier League 61
6 Harry kane Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 57
6 Marcos Reus Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 57
8 Lucas Barrios Montpellier Ligue 1 56
9 Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 55
10 Christophe Mandanne Guingamp Ligue 1 54

So these are the best footballers of 2015 in each position. Do you think CIES have selected good parameters to rank football players?

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